BBC Sound Effects Library - Original Series
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  • 1,655 Sound Effects
  • 39.9 GB @ 24/48
  • Broadcast wav files
  • Download in 3 formats
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BBC Sound Effects Library - Original Series

BBC Sound Effects Library – Original Series, gives you a window into the BBC audio sources of the 1990’s and before. This library is also available as a download purchase. Every one of the 1,655 sounds in the BBC Sound Effects Library - Original Series was recorded by BBC's top sound engineers in all corners of the globe. It represents an irreplaceable resource of recent historical sound as well as timeless general sound effects.


Needless to say, this sound effects collection meets the highest industry standards of the BBC. For a full complement of important exterior atmospheres, interior backgrounds, comedy, fantasy, humor, communications, water, industry, cars, hospitals, agricultural machinery, animals, and crowds – you need the BBC Sound Effects Library – Original Series.


Provides sound effects in major sound categories:

  • International sound effects from Spain, Greece, China & Africa
  • Unmistakable British sound effects
  • Important historical resource
  • Interior and Exterior Backgrounds
  • Weather
  • Transport, Ships & Boats
  • Humans Sounds, Children & Babies
  • Comedy and Animals, including Equestrian Events


Unusual and Hard to Get Sounds include:

  • 1936 Raleigh Sports Bike
  • Euston Railway Station
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral
  • 1986 Silver Sprite Rolls Royce
  • Audience Reactions at the Royal Albert Hall
  • County Cricket Match
  • Big Ben
  • Markets in Morocco, Algeria, Niger, Zaire, Ethiopia, Kenya…



  • 1,655 royalty free sound effects
  • Originally available on 40 Audio CDs
  • All files fully embedded with extensive metadata
  • Available for Download as 16/44.1, 16/48 or 24/48 broadcast wav files